Corporate Bonds
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Corporate Bonds

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Seeking Yield Outside of Uncle Sam

Many see the backbone of fixed-income investing as the 10-year Treasury note, which is risk-averse, but hasn’t offered much yield lately – for the past 12 months, its yield has been 2.4% or lower (Sep, 2013). For many investors, an attractive risk/reward middle ground between government debt and picking winning stocks may be corporate bonds, which seek to provide higher yields than Treasuries, but may appear to be a more stable investment opportunity than equities. Investors can also turn up the potential yield by adding or overweighting “junk” bonds, which have higher risk than investment-grade corporate bonds. This motif provides exposure to ETFs that hold investment grade and high-yield corporate bonds, and is also designed to reduce interest-rate risk by including bond ETFs of diverse maturity timeframes. See more
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Corporate Bonds Benchmark
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
75.6% Investment Grade 1.0%
26.1% Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond Index ETF VCSH 1.1%
24.9% Vanguard Long-Term Corporate Bond ETF VCLT 0.9%
24.7% WisdomTree Emerging Markets Corporate Bond ETF EMCB 3.3%
24.4% Junk 2.2%
8.2% SPDR Barclays Capital Short Term High Yield Bond ETF SJNK 1.8%
8.1% SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF JNK 2.6%
8.0% Market Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond ETF HYEM 2.3%